Category: MidJersey.news

MidJersey.News Reports 3.8 Million Page Views In 2020

January 5, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–In its first full year of publishing, MidJersey.News reports 3,814,106 page views, 1,328,823 visitors with 2.87 average page views per visitor, and 1,707 posts published in 2020.

Check out a small sampling of the 1,707 posts in 2020 at this link: MidJersey.News 2020 Year In Review

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Dennis Symons, Publisher

Tyler Eckel, Editor

Brian McCarthy, from OnScene News

MidJersey.News 2020 Year In Review

December 31, 2020

A small sampling of the 1,705 articles and posts in 2020 by MidJersey.news in a review of 2020.

Photos and stories by: Dennis Symons, Publisher, Tyler Eckel, Editor, and Brian McCarthy, OnScene News

January 1, 2020

Hamilton Inauguration Ceremony for Mayor Jeffrey Martin and Council Members Nancy Phillips and Pat Papero, Jr.


3+ Alarm Mansion Fire In Millstone Township


Febuary 1, 2020

Mercer Generating Station Implosion


February 2, 2020

Hamilton Township Fire Department Change of Command Ceremony

Fire Chief Mark Antozzeski (Fire District 9) retired on January 31, 2020. Fire Captain Arron Heller was promoted to Fire Chief


March 17, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic most St. Patrick’s Day Parades were canceled. A few gathered on the steps of Hamilton Township Station 17 to play a couple of numbers socially distanced.

Lia Fail Pipes and Drums of Mercer County, St. Patrick’s Day 2020 Performance


March 30, 2020

USNS Comfort, Arrives In New York City


April 23, 2020

“Echoing Our Appreciation” to Healthcare Workers & The Front Porch Project


April 28, 2020

Thunderbirds and Blue Angels Fly Over In “Operation America Strong”


April 28, 2020

Windsor School Serving Robbinsville For Generations Demolished Making Way For Housing And A Park


May 17, 2020

Dennis Symons Jr., CPP., M. Photog., (PPA Certified Professional Photographer and Master Photographer) reviewed how angles and lens techniques were used to distort overcrowding stories used nationally.

“Fake News” Or Real Overcrowding Photos, Were Lenses And Techniques Used To Distort The Story? You Decide


May 22, 2020

Veterans saved the tradition organizing flags to be placed at BG Doyle Veterans Cemetery the event was originally canceled by Governor Murphy’s lock down orders but veterans groups saved the tradition.

Veterans Save A Time Honored Tradition For Memorial Day, American Flags Are Posted At BG Doyle Veterans Cemetery


May 22, 2020

Trenton Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association FMBA Locals 6 & 206 Food-A-Thon to help Residents and City Workers


May 25, 2020

1,000+ Turn Out To Open NJ Rally In Point Pleasant

A little over a 1,000 people turned out at a rally in Point Pleasant, NJ to protest Governor Murphy’s lock down orders.


May 31, 2020

MidJersey.news was in Trenton covering the Black Lives Matter protest at the State House and was also there when the protest turned violent around dark with looting, burning and violence in the City of Trenton.

BREAKING: Chaos In the City; Peaceful “Black Lives Matter” Protest Turns Violent After Dark

Trenton Burns As Rioters Torch Cars, Loot Stores And Clash With Police After “Peaceful Protest” Goes Violent At Dusk



June 7, 2020

MidJersey.news reported that an tragic early morning accident involving a horse transport truck ran off the roadway and caught fire killing 10 horses en route from Florida to NY on the NJ Turnpike. This unfortunate National story was also picked up by the NY Times and NY Post and shared Internationally.

BREAKING: Turnpike Horror, 10 Horses Died In Horse Trailer Fire, 1 Person Inhalation Burns, 1 Other Injured


June 22, 2020

A New Jersey State Trooper is lucky to be alive after a dump truck crashed a traffic scene on the NJ Turnpike, hit is police vehicle and a Porsche. The trooper, driver of the dump truck, and the driver of a Porsche all sustained moderate injuries and were transported to an area hospital. There were no other occupants in the three vehicles. The inner roadway was closed for approximately six hours.

SLOW DOWN MOVE OVER!!! It’s The Law!!!

BREAKING: NJ State Police Vehicle Destroyed By Dump Truck On NJ Turnpike


June 27, 2020

Rainbow ‘Trenton Makes’ Bridge for Pride Month

The Trenton Makes Bridge was lit in rainbow colors for Pride Month, many Pride events were canceled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.


July 4, 2020

Salute To The Great Cities Of The American Revolution As Seen In Transit Though Mercer County


July 7, 2020

NJ Motor Vehicle Commission melts down with backlogs and long lines after being closed for COVID-19 for so long and many people needing to process documents in person.

NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Reopened causing large lines for people trying to process documents.

NJ MVC FAILURE: 1,000s Wait In Extreme Long Lines At NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Buildings, Complete Chaos as Fights Reported In Trenton and Edison

NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Disaster Day 2 After Reopening


August 18, 2020

MidJersey.news broke the story ahead of other media outlets about the ATM Santander Scam in the area.

BREAKING: Police and FBI Investigating Multi-State ATM Robberies, Many Subjects Are In Custody More Actively Being Arrested


September 6, 2020 and September 11, 2020

On September 6, 2020 MidJersey.news reported that the NJ Turnpike Authority removed American Flags on bridges and installed metal signs stating “Placement of signage or items of any nature on this structure is strictly prohibited.”  A peaceful protest was held in Sewaren, Woodbridge Township, NJ protesting the removal of American Flags from bridges on the New Jersey Turnpike.Governor Murphy directed the Turnpike Authority to stop removing the flags and the Robbinsville Police PBA #344 rehung the flags on area bridges on September 11, 2020

NJ Turnpike Authority Removes American Flags From Bridges, Flags Have Been In Place 19 Years Since Terrorist Attacks On The United States, September 11, 2001

American Flags Replaced On NJ Turnpike Overpasses In Robbinsville By Police Union



October 9, 2020

MidJersey.News publisher documents trip to NJMVC to renew a commercial drivers license that can only be done by an in person transaction.

Long Lines Continue To Plague NJ MVC Offices, And My MVC Experience Today


October 13, 2020

All 9 Hamilton Township Fire Districts were dissolved and consolidated under Hamilton Township and as of January 1, 2021 the departments will be administered by Hamilton Township. The department will be known as the Division of Fire, Hamilton Township, more commonly known as the Hamilton Township Fire Department.

Mayor Martin Signs Ordinances and Memorandum of Agreements to Consolidate the Hamilton Township Fire Division


October 20, 2020

Two children were murdered in ongoing violence in the City of Trenton. As of December 31, 2020 at the time of this report there have been an all time high of 40 murders in Trenton in 2020.

BREAKING: Two Trenton Children 8 yr. and 16 yr., Murdered As Suspect(s) Open Fire On Home


October 31, 2020

President Trump Touches Down At Trenton-Mercer County Airport For Campaign Rally In PA


October 31, 2020

BREAKING: Flash Mob Of +/- 2,000 Dispersed In Robbinsville, Similar Flash Mob Now In Hamilton


December 8, 2020

BREAKING: Trenton’s Homicide Rate Continues to Increase, Now at 40

A little over 3 weeks without a murder in the City of Trenton. As of 12:00 noon December 31, 2020 the number of murders in the City stands at 40 which is an all time high.


December 16 and 17, 2020

How Much Snowfall Did We Get?

Nor’easter Hits Area, Do Not Travel Tonight If Possible

BREAKING: Mercer County Plow Truck Hits Several Vehicles And Comes To Rest In Front Of Home On S. Broad Street


December 21, 2020

RWJ University Hospital Hamilton Administers First COVID-19 Vaccinations This Morning To Healthcare Workers


December 28, 2020

Mercer County Health Officer Association Distribution Of Moderna Vaccine To Health Care Workers

MidJersey.News Sees Increased Growth

July 1, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–MidJersey.News sees another month of increased growth in June with 869,660 page views and 255,402 visitors. The average page view per visitor was 3.41 and 184 posts (stories) published in June.

On Facebook from July 3 to June 30 there were 36,600 people reached, with 28,900 people engaged in the posts. In June 193 more people followed MidJersey.News on Facebook.

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MidJersey.News Continues To Grow

June 6, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)—MidJersey.news continues to grow since being made public on election night November 2019.

May 2020 has seen 209,982 page views and 76,142 visitors.

With only 6 days into June so far, as of 9 am 170,534 page views with 55,591 visitors.

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MidJersey.news can’t be everywhere at once so if you would like to send in your school or organizations information click on the contact link in the top bar. A timely story and clear photos help get your school or organization more exposure. With covid-19 a lot of events are not announced to the public and space is limited so send in your stuff.

MidJersey.news social media also continues to grow. A Facebook Live video from Hightstown New Jersey has been viewed 46,800 times:

MidJersey.News stats for May and June (as of 9 am June 6)

MidJersey.News Sees Continuous Growth In April

May 2, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–In the month of April MidJersey.News has seen another month of continuous growth. In April alone there were 174,541 views and 49,114 visitors to the website with an average of 3.55 views per visitor.

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If you own a business or would like to advertise soon there will be advertising options to help fund the website. Within the next month there will also be a crowd funding option to help fund the website to help pay for equipment and other items needed to run the website.

For news stories, tips, or submissions click on the “contact” link on the top bar of the page. We will email you back with an e-mail address. This is done to keep spam out of the email box.

The website was made public on election night Tuesday November 5, 2019 has since published 591 posts relevant to the MidJersey region.

To Social Media Investigators and Haters: You Got The Wrong Guy

April 12, 2020

Performance Supply, LLC of Manalapan, NJ has no relation to “Performance Screen Supply” also of Manalapan, NJ

By: Dennis Symons, Jr.

MANALAPAN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–On April 10, 2020 MidJersey.news brought you a story about a company who was allegedly price gouging New York City for N95 masks made by the 3M Company. Since that time Internet sleuths, haters, arm chair quarterbacks and social media trouble makers took out their hate on a business in the same town with a similar sounding name.

For all the haters you are accusing the wrong business, if you Google Performance Supply Manalapan you get a similar sounding company https://www.performancescreen.com/ (note this is the good guy) Performance Screen Supply
600 Park Ave
Suite 100
Manalapan, NJ 07726


As accurately reported by Midjersey.news here is the company involved in the lawsuit from the April 10, 2020 story:

3M Files Lawsuit Alleging N95 Price Gouging in New York City Against Performance Supply, A Manalapan, New Jersey Company

From 3M’s 26 page lawsuit:

“On information and belief, Defendant Performance Supply, LLC is a New Jersey
limited liability company, with a principal place of business at Westbrook Way, Manalapan,
New Jersey 07726.” —-Note MidJersey.news removed the house number from the location.


People are assuming that if you just “Google” a name and it comes out similar it has to be the same business or person. They are wrong and need to do their fact checking from a number of sources not just “Google”

After I posted the story to Facebook and defended the accuracy of the MidJersey.news story of the name of the business on the “Monmouth County News” Facebook Group I received this message from Bob the owner of Performance Screen Supply of Manalapan:

As a news person you want to have your facts before posting and I was accused of being inaccurate by posters on the “Monmouth County News” Facebook group.

One poster has since removed the posts where I defended the name of the business because it sounded different with different addresses. After a lengthy debate where that person was getting information and I wanted to know the references I was told to just “Google it” I told the person in one post that if you can’t back your sources you are peddling “fake news” and asked again for more facts. I was then told that the poster did not have time so “Google”

MidJersey.news is committed to factual, accurate reporting and does not pedal Fake News.

USNS Comfort, Arrives In New York City

March 30, 2020

Story by: US Navy 2nd Fleet Public Affairs

Photos by: Dennis Symons, Jr. – MidJersey.news from Liberty State Park

NORFOLK, Virginia (NNS) — The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in New York March 30, 2020 in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts.

While in New York, the ship will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals, and will provide a full spectrum of medical care to include general surgeries, critical care and ward care for adults.  This will allow local health professionals to focus on treating COVID-19 patients and for shore-based hospitals to use their Intensive Care Units and ventilators for those patients.

Comfort is a seagoing medical treatment facility that currently has more than 1,200 personnel embarked for the New York mission including Navy medical and support staff assembled from 22 commands, as well as over 70 civil service mariners.

“The USNS Comfort arrives in New York City this morning with more than 1,100 medical personnel who are ready to provide safe, high-quality health care to non-COVID patients,” said Capt. Patrick Amersbach, commanding officer of the USNS Comfort Military Treatment Facility. “We are ready and grateful to serve the needs of our nation.”

Comfort’s primary mission is to provide an afloat, mobile, acute surgical medical facility to the U.S. military that is flexible, capable and uniquely adaptable to support expeditionary warfare. Comfort’s secondary mission is to provide full hospital services to support U.S. disaster relief and humanitarian operations worldwide.

“Like her sister ship, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), which recently moored in Los Angeles, this great ship will support civil authorities by increasing medical capacity and collaboration for medical assistance,” said Rear Adm. John Mustin, vice commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. “Not treating COVID-19 patients… but by acting as a relief valve for other urgent needs, freeing New York’s hospitals and medical professionals to focus on the pandemic.”

“This USNS Comfort team of Sailors, Marines and Civilian Mariners came together during the transit to New York City  and our medical professionals are ready to begin receiving patients from local hospitals tomorrow,” said Capt. Joseph O’Brien, mission commander of Task Force New York City. “Our personnel are our strength—the men and women of our military services accomplish incredible things every day, and I am confident in their abilities as we start the next phase of this mission.”

The ship expects to begin receiving patients 24 hours after arriving in New York City. All patient transfers will be coordinated with local hospitals, thus ensuring a consistent handoff of care between medical providers. Patients will not be accepted on a walk-on basis, and should not come to the pier with any expectation that they can receive care.

“The last time that this great hospital ship was here was in the wake of 9-11, where she served as respite and comfort for our first responders working around the clock,” said Mustin. “Our message to New Yorkers – now your Navy has returned, and we are with you, committed in this fight.”

The U.S. Coast Guard is providing a security escort of USNS Comfort into New York Harbor, comprised of crews and assets from around the region to include the Coast Guard Cutter Shrike, Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak, Maritime Safety and Security Team New York, Coast Guard Station New York, and Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod.

U.S. 2nd Fleet exercises operational authorities over assigned ships, aircraft, and landing forces on the East Coast and the Atlantic.

Coverage of USNS Comfort in New York and USNS Mercy in Los Angeles continues at http://www.dvidshub.net/feature/NavyHospitalShipsCOVID19

For more news from U.S. 2nd Fleet, visit https://www.c2f.navy.mil/ and for more information visit http://www.facebook.com/US2ndFleet/ or http://twitter.com/US2ndFleet.

MidJersey.news 111+k Views And 20+k Visitors In January

February 1, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–MidJersey.news continues to grow with 111,965 page views for and 20,294 visitors for January 2020.

November 2019 56,573 views 11,879 visitors (Made public Nov 5, 2019)

December 2019 38,626 views and 8,413 visitors

January 2020 111,965 page views and 20,294 visitors.

MidJersey.news is providing real news to undeserved areas of Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean counties. We simply do not just sit in the office and write about the news we go out and capture the news and bring it to you.

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MidJersey.news 60k+ Views 13k+ Visitors In First Month

December 6, 2019

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)– MidJersey.news was officially open about month month ago. Since making the site public it has received 62,400 page views by 13,167 visitors. Visitors read an average 4.7 stories per visit.

On this site there are 107 stories/posts all written in the past month or so.

If you have been reading the site regularly so much news happens that things move down the news feed quickly so use the following to help navigate the site so you don’t miss a story.

Eight stories were published yesterday and stories within the past week are still relevant so sign up for e-mail and check the Latest 50 stories in the right reading pane.

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Other ways to navigate the website is the search box on the left reading pane for a detailed search of all stories posted. There is a “category” drag down box just below the search box to help locate what you are looking for.

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Another way to support the website and to see all the videos first is “subscribe” to my YouTube Channel. There are over 100 videos posted on that channel some videos are from my archives of news videos back when working for WZBN in Hamilton. The YouTube Channel needs to get to 1,000 “subscribers” so take a second and hit the subscribe button on there.

95% of the photography on this page comes from myself and I have art available for sale at Dragonfly Design Studio at 6 Church Street in Allentown. There is also a large canvas of the old mill available in the Moth Coffee House. Stop in and check out those local businesses and my other work. I am also available for photography check out my website and Facebook site.

Why call it “MidJersey” news? Central Jersey seems to be hijacked by an area well north of our area and even areas well above the Rartain River. Years ago we had a trivia argument where the exact center of the State of NJ was. I e-mailed the USGS US Geological Survey were the exact center of the State of NJ is and they thought that was a great question and responded after some researching the topic. The reply I received that stated that if you used a computer model with the area and shape of New Jersey and filled it with liquid the balancing point would be in Hamilton Township along the marsh lands of the Crosswicks Creek. Hamilton Township would be the mid-point of New Jersey and the scientific center of New Jersey. Sorry to the folks north of the Raritan River you are “North Jersey”